Atlus Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year 2016

This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine #1413 contained an article with the New Year’s cards and aspirations of 44 developers for 2016, including Atlus and revealing their own Persona 5 themed card.

This follows last year’s Happy New Year 2015 card featuring the Persona Super Live 2015 key art, and now Atlus wishes everyone a Happy New Year 2016 with this year’s card.

Persona 5 New Year 2016

The Famitsu issue also included a second New Year card, featuring Genei Ibun Roku #FE and Shin Megami Tensei IV Final.

Atlus Happy new Year 2016

The developer comment alongside the cards states Atlus’ commitment to release Odin Sphere LeifthrasirShin Megami Tensei IV Final, and Persona 5 in the year 2016.

The 2015 New Year’s card featured Persona Super Live 2015 art. A second one was also released, featuring Devil Survivor 2: Record BreakerEtrian Mystery Dungeon, and Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight.

The 2014 card featured Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthPersona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night.

Relatedly, Atlus USA had previously released their Holiday 2015 Season’s Greetings.

Atlus USA Holiday 2015

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  • Mr.Sammich

    Ha, Atlus JP sends out a message that they’ll be taking the new year by force, and Atlus USA just wishes us a happy holiday. Getting mixed signals here.

    • DoUEvenLeviosa?

      Ι think the “2016 is ours” image if from Atlus USA.

      • chaz

        Nope, that’s from Japan.

        • DoUEvenLeviosa?

          Damn. Just damn.. :/

          • chaz

            Also, I just saw it, but man, you have the greatest username ever,

          • DoUEvenLeviosa?

            Oh? Hahahaha thank you man!! ^_^

  • IsaacIsBlind


  • Alex there was also a message to go with it, if anyone feels like translating it.

    • JB

      aside from the customary thanks and best wishes, they’re planning on releasing Odin sphere leifthrasir, smt4 final, and P5 in 2016 (this is atlus JP we’re talking).

      • chaz

        None of those seem unlikely for North America at all, though- SMTxFE is being handled by Nintendo in NA, and they probably want it out of the way before they begin their NX marketing blast, Odin Sphere has already bee confirmed for a 2016 NA release, Persona 5 has already been confirmed for a 2016 NA release (sigh), and I suppose SMT4-2 is the only one that has no NA announcement yet; but given the incredibly quick turnaround on previous 3DS SMT games, I wouldn’t be too worried about that one either.

  • chaz

    Given such strong insistence from them that Persona 5 will release in 2016, I think it is safe to assume that it will be delayed for yet another year.

    • Suqsid

      The salt just keep going strong.